Opening Reception

November 3, 2017 at 7:00pm

Words will return for its fourth year of activity, taking place between the 3rd and the 5th of November 2017!

$15 for Students ($20 at the door) 
$20 for General Admission ($25 at the door)

You can purchase your tickets here

Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Date: Friday, November 3rd  
Place: Museum London

At our Opening kickoff, journalist and filmmaker Janice Zolf will join us to sit down and chat with Taylor Prize-winning author Ian Brown

We will also feature a star panel of authors on creativity and big ideas, including Ron Sexsmith, Liz HowardStephen Marche, Claire Cameron, and Steven Heighton. Come on down to Museum London to mix and mingle with some of Canada’s brightest writers, thinkers, and creatives!

Over the course of the weekend you will have the chance to meet with a stunning cast of literary and creative lights of Canada, featuring acclaimed authors Douglas Gibson, Gary Barwin, Chester Brown, Ed O'Loughlin, Daniel MacIvor, Ian Hamilton, Wayne Johnston, Tanya Talaga, Claire Cameron, Terry Griggs, Kevin Shaw, Tom Cull, Andy Verboom, and many more.

Do you have questions for our authors? To join the conversation, tweet your comments and questions to the Festival hashtag (‪#‎WordsLdn‬). Early bird rates apply: $15 for students, $20 for general admission. At the door, $20 students, $25 for general admission. 

There will be light snacks and a cash bar. 




Authors & Presenters


Stephen Marche


Stephen Marche is a Canadian writer.

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Ian Brown


Ian Brown is a journalist and author.

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Ron Sexsmith


Ron Sexsmith is an internationally acclaimed, Juno Award–winning recording artist.

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Liz Howard


Liz Howard is an award-winning writer and poet.

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Steven Heighton


Steven Heighton is a Canadian novelist, short story writer and poet.

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Claire Cameron


Claire Cameron is a Canadian novelist and journalist.

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